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Merlo P50.18HM. Heavy handling with a light touch

Original source: AMS/Merlo


Applied Machinery Sales is the official importer and distributor of Merlo machinery in the USA, with a national network of dealers. Merlo Telehandlers and Rotos are designed to work in the most demanding conditions in any industry, during any season, where performance in terms of lifting capacity and engine power make all the difference. Designed for operator efficiency, Merlo telehandlers come equipped with enclosed cabs with AC/heat, 360 degree operator views, intuitive controls, and nimble maneuverability thanks to the hydrostatic transmission and three steering modes. Merlo telehandlers deliver unparalleled comfort, efficiency, and versatility to every job.

Engineered to handle heavy materials, Merlo’s P50.18HM features high performance within its compact dimensions (20’3” x 8’1” x 9’4”). Its maximum load capacity is 11,000 lbs. Its maximum lift of 59’ can safely handle 5,000 lbs. Its maximum reach (42’6”) makes moving 1,100 lbs. appear effortless.

Powered by an FPT 4.5-liter 170HP engine, this telehandler offers maximum movement precision thanks to the hydrostatic transmission, 4WD and 3 steering modes. The dry disc brakes limit the absorption of energy, thereby reducing the machine’s fuel consumption; the inching pedal allows for precision load positioning.

The standard in standard features
3” ring of solid steel protects the chassis as well as acts as the machine’s counterweight.
Frame leveling is integrated into the chassis. It allows the operator to offset the ground slopes to work in total safety. On sloping terrain, the operator can correct the lateral inclination by 8°; this allows the telescopic boom to be moved out perpendicularly to work in maximum safety under all conditions.

Boom side-shift (left or right 17”) is integrated into the telescopic boom. This feature allows the load to be positioned without further machine maneuvering. This saves time and improves operator and machine productivity.

The cab. Designed for optimal operator efficiency
The cab (FOPS and ROPS certified) on the P50.18HM offers spacious, generous dimensions. It has over 42 sq. ft. of glass for the best view in its category, ensuring faster and safer operations. It offers ergonomic seating, easy access to an intuitive control dashboard, the electronic joystick, and highly visible interactive LCDs. Machine shuttle is located on the joystick and the steering column. Heat and AC are standard. The wide split door design safely allows natural air flow and conversation with on-the-ground crew members. The cab, mounted on silent blocks, drastically reduces vibrations guaranteeing maximum comfort and maximum visibility for the operator.

Quick attachment changeover
The P50.18HM is more than just forks for handling materials. It’s no flex boom is perfectly designed for ground engaging activities. This heavy duty telehandler accepts many attachments, such as buckets (up to 4 cu/yd), winches, hooks, jibs, and jibs with winches, which increases its job-site versatility.

Safety is not an afterthought
Merlo’s integrated safety system controls the operating parameters in real time, keeping the operator abreast of machine function without reducing operator or machine productivity. The exclusive Adaptive Control Safety System (ACSC) automatically detects the type of attachment used, the machine's geometric configuration, the "boom extension and angle" and the handled load. All information displayed on the LCD screens, allows the operator to safely use this Merlo telehandler to its optimum.

The versatile Merlo P50.18HM guarantees superior performance, nimble maneuverability, versatile attachment capability, intuitive operator controls and optimum safety on every job.

To find out more about the Merlo P50.18HM, you can visit the product page by going to

Merlo telehanders and Rotos are available throughout the USA via our dealer network. Click here to find your local Merlo dealer.

To learn more, please call 803-327-4949, email To see the full Merlo line and find a dealer check out the website at

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